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Santa Anita for Saturday 16 January 2016

OK card this afternoon. Remember that there is racing on Monday as well as tomorrow.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    above average clarity

7  Diva Down   consistent sort has multiple races showing in his resume that fit solidly here........drop makes some sense as he is not eligible anymore for any condition claimers that SA has to offer.....should be able to sit in a nice stalking position

6  Candy for Debbie   GG invader dropping one claiming notch draws Bejarano and appears to be loose on the lead in this spot........a dangerous proposition for sure

5  Volkonsky   woke up some in latest and now takes a drop to the bottom 8K level......low percentage trainer but not when he drops multiple levels......... seems best at today's 1 1/16th

4  Tiz Futurity


race 2    above average clarity

8  Tiz a Billy   two of three lifetime grass races are way better than par for the MSW level which includes his last which is down the hill.......been away 3 months but he is training as if he is healthy.........fully fit........and ready to roll

1  Archaeo   hates the dirt.....likes the turf......seems capable of running par or maybe a little better but that in all likelihood won't be enough if our top pick brings his "A game" and gets an OK trip

3  Freemark   OK MSW debut at Lrc showing solid pace and fading.....likely not all that cranked for a Baffert debut runner to leave the gate at 9 to 1.......decent turf pedigree......will need to take to the grass in a big way if our top choice runs like he is capable of

6  Chicago Style

Long-shot consideration:   2  Pete's Play Call   not like Glatt to remain at the MSW level following two bad MSW efforts.......was bet some in debut and mom has tossed 8 of 9 winners......might not like dirt in his face.......eye popping best of 114 bullet work on 9 Jan......OK grass pedigree......hmmm


race 3   average clarity

6  Holograeme    2 of 3 lifetime route dirt races fit solidly in this spot........subtle improvement in her a.m. work since her last.......seems strong here unless she only appreciates the Lrc surface

5  Wonderful Lie   consistent sort gets a slight rider upgrade and seems likely to be able to snatch a nice stalk or mid pack ground saving trip at least thru turn 1......and that folks is 1/2 the battle

7  Big Break   dangerous speed in this spot and especially with a jockey upgrade to Maldonado who is riding well right now........3 for 11 on the SA dirt......0 for 13 anywhere else

1  Hennythelovepenny


race 4    average clarity

7  Hadfunlastnight   just snatched at the claiming box off of a better than par 6F race at Lrc........and........his new trainer puts him back in a 7F affair where he ran his best ever at SA .....and......he puts the jock who rode him that Feb 21st afternoon back up

5  Hear the Footsteps   turf tightener down the hill for this N Y invader who drops multiple levels.....and that is right up David Jacobson's alley.......33% win with his last 200 and even better than that when it is a dirt race

2  Alpine Luck    doesn't really want to go 7 panels but he sure appears loose and speed horses have sure done well so far this week......definitely dangerous if the track remains the same

4  Warren's Wesley


race 5    below average clarity

10  Lily   Jerry Hollendorfer expensive 1ster hasn't missed a beat in the a.m. since 25 Nov. with some tightly spaced works.......especially impressed with the last 4 drills......sure appears ready at 1st asking......Smith and his agent think so

1  Adios Princess   trainer is ice-cold but his young filly sure made a major awakening in her last start.........if she can duplicate that effort on a different surface for today she has a big shot of graduating this afternoon

2  Ok Doll   Baltas youngster was likely not all that cranked up for her MSW debut as she went off at 22 to 1 at Lrc and yet she preformed rather well.......might be much more fit for lifetime start number two........a major player here if she is

8  Power Cat


race 6    below average clarity

7  Bottle Blonde   tepid top selection gets Prat back aboard who took this runner back in his only mount on her and got plenty out of the mare.....easy 3 3/4's length win.....likely will sit 2nd or 3rd here in a race without that much speed........believe this mare will be tough if Prat accomplishes the task

6  Vanlose Stairway   Spwar has woken up in a big way it is hard to ignore this mare dropping a our top pick I believe she will take back as her success has come when she avoids the front end

2  Belle Et Bete   back to Bejarano who got the only USA win for this filly the only time he had a chance to ride work in some time showing for this filly which was worked on 9 Jan......feeling good

1  True History

Long-shot consideration:   5  Analog Girl   Midwest invader 1st time running for Machowski sure is working as if she is ready and loose (see comments of top two picks) for Mr (tough to catch) Maldonado......and she can win from off of in as well....a bonus


race 7    average clarity

7  Taris   her "a game" is something special and she often brings it when she can be loose on the lead........and that has a decent shot of occurring here

5  Yahilwa   believe Smith would be wise to stalk a length or so off of our top pick so as to not burn up his chances.....and Smith is usually wise when it comes to racing.....hard to separate our top two picks if Smith lets the 7 horse go to the front

6  Birdatthewire   connections will have their fingers crossed that there will be adequate pace up front to falter her late running style.....1 for 1 at SA and (4 2 1 0) at the distance


race 8    average clarity

7  Perdona   should be forwardly placed and she was solid in her last two grass races one at 5F and one at like the story of The Three Bears........6 1/2F should be jussssst riiiiiiight (I'm in Grandpa mode these days)

5  Entrechat   very powerful efforts in both races down the majestic SA hill grass course........away since May but she has shown that she can run well fresh off of the bench in the past

2  Hard Night's Day   finished off 2015 (in June) with a win down the SA hill which was her 1st race on it..........away since but training extremely well at LA.......retains Bejarano....should be a major player

1  Dreamologist


race 9    average clarity

8  B K Miss   nice maiden claiming 20 to 1 debut 2 races back.........funky looking effort in latest........rebound city

4  Sharpest One   overdo drop out of MSW racing.......they aren't pets afterall.......seems best at 5 1/2F........rider upgrade

10  Old Hollywood

2  Evening Again

1  Little Jessica

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